|UPDATE: On Thursday 20 June, judgement was reserved on our case, meaning we won't know the verdict immediately. We should hear within the next couple of weeks.|
We are challenging the government for its failure to assess the environmental impact of its three ‘Growth Corridor’ options for the Expressway and associated housing development. Last autumn, the government expressed a preference for the corridor which BBOWT considers to be the worst of the three options.
The government failed to conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) or a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA), thereby ignoring European law and excluding key stakeholders, including expert ecologists, from the decision-making process.